A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 20:14:47 / August 7, 2017 @ 8:14 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.57 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:14:47 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 46.57 km, -91.7182° West, 14.0057° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7b8. Unique identifier: us2000a7b8.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cantel, Quetzaltenango, Concepción Chiquirichapa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km SSE of Champerico, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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